Develop, in detail, a situation in which a health care worker might be confronted with ethical problems related to patients and prescription drug use OR patients in a state of poverty.
- Each scenario must be original to you and this assignment. It cannot be from the discussion boards in this class or any other previous forum.
- Articulate (and then assess) the ethical solutions that can found using “care” (care-based ethics) and “rights” ethics to those problems.
- Assessment must ask if the solutions are flawed, practicable, persuasive, etc.
- What health care technology is involved in the situation?What moral guidelines for using that kind of healthcare technology should be used there? Explore such guidelines also using utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, ethical egoism, or social contract ethics.
- Say how social technologies such as blogs, crowdfunding, online encyclopedias can be used in either case. What moral guidelines for using that kind of healthcare technology should be used there? Develop such guidelines also using utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, ethical egoism, or social contract ethics.
You should not be using any text you used in a discussion board or assignment for this class or any previous class.
Cite the textbook and incorporate outside sources, including citations.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)
Week 6 Assignment: Show You Care
Opiates present a unique problem for healthcare providers today. While they are still the most reliable and potent analgesic, they also happen to a major cause of substance addiction the country. For years, opiates have been used as an effective treatment for acute severe pain that follows a surgical procedure, extensive burn, or trauma (Dineen & DuBois, 2016). Opiates are also prescribed to help control pain in patients with painful terminal illnesses. Research shows that these drugs are highly effective, especially in time-limited cases. As a result, they have become adopted as a standard of care. Besides the analgesic effects, opiates also have unmitigated effects. They tend to create a mild sedation effect and reduce anxiety (Dineen & DuBois, 2016). They give rise to a palpable sense of wellness, at times creating euphoria. As such, they are likely to cause substance addiction and abuse when used for a long time. Herein, I will present an ethical issue involving a patient, opiates prescription, and a healthcare provider.
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